David Raccuglia is a trained barber, salon owner, entrepreneur, professional photographer, creative director, and beauty industry executive. David is best known for being the founder of American Crew – the leading men’s professional grooming brand which pioneered the modern men’s professional grooming industry. His hands-on and creatively driven leadership in building the American Crew brand has led to an over 25-year success and growth track record.
David is a renowned photographer who has produced a diverse portfolio characterized by portraits of unique individuals. From shooting images of the well-known to creating portraits of unique individuals. David’s celebrity portraits have included cultural icons such as Jack Nicholson, Ray Charles, James Brown, and Yoko Ono. His photographic project delves into broad cultural subjects ranging from folk artists, blues musicians, American quilters, and Tibetan refugees. His works expand across a variety of mediums, from printed books such as his “Portrait of the Culture in Exile” and “Darker Blues” to co-directing the feature-length documentary “Purvis of Overtown.” Recently David completed the documentary project, The Starved Rock Murders, released in 2021 by HBO Max.
David has also produced extensive editorial and commercial work – creating a broad range of campaigns in the salon and barber industry.